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- Dizzy Gillespie

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Blues Alley Menu


Sarah Vaughan's Filet Mignon...$25.00
Prime beef tenderloin served with
baked potato and vegetable of the day

Jerry "The Iceman" Butler Baked Salmon...$23.75
Served with mixed greens and baked potato

Phyllis Hyman's Stuffed Shrimp... $23.50
Baked jumbo shrimp stuffed with backfin crab,
served with creole cocktail sauce and red beans and rice

Tony Bennett's Shrimp and Artichoke Hearts...$21.50
Sauteed in lemon, butter, and parsley served over rice or pasta

Dizzy Gillespie's Shrimp Creole...$21.50
Jumbo shrimp sauteed in a mild creole sauce,
served over rice with vegetable of the day

Joe William's Jambalaya...$19.00
Chicken, ham, and andouille sausage stewed
in a rich creole tomato sauce served over rice with pasta
with vegetable of the day

Nancy Wilson's Barbeque Chicken Creole...$19.00
Grilled chicken smothered in a mild creole sauce
served over rice with vegetable of the day

Stanley Turrentine's Crab Cakes...$22.00
Peppery lumpfin crabmeat,
served with tartar sauce, red beans and rice

Les McCann's Stuffed Pork Chops...$22.50
Two savory chops stuffed with sauteed apples and onions,
served with red beans and rice

McCoy Tyner's Reddened Fish...$21.50
Crisp broiled, farm-raised fish fillet
coated in fiery cajun spices, served with red beans and rice

Ramsey Lewis' Grilled Chicken...$20.50
Marinated with caesar dressing, grilled,
then topped with sauteed mushrooms and carrots, served with rice.

Maynard Ferguson's Shrimp and Pepper Pasta...$21.00
Spicy shrimp served tossed with red peppers,
served over linguini in a creole sauce

Ahmad Jamal's Pasta With Pesto and Roasted Red Peppers...$19.00
Basil pesto served with sliced roasted red peppers and Parmesan over linguini

Late Fare

Served during the ten o'clock and midnight shows:

Charlie Byrd's Chicken Fingers...$8.75
Breaded chicken breasts with barbeque and honey mustard sauces

Junior Walker's Cajun Fries...$6.25

Chips and Pretzels...$5.50

Maceo Parker's Chicken Muffuletta...$9.95
*New Orleans specialty made with grilled chicken

Diane Schuur's Barbeque Tenderloin...$11.50
Beef tenderloin sauteed in a smokey barbeque sauce served hot over a soft roll

Mose Allison's New Orleans Blackened Fish Sandwich...$10.50
Blackened fish fillet served on a soft roll with lettuce, tomato and tartar sauce

Angela Bofill's Crab Cake Sandwich...$11.50
*Served with cheese, lettuce, tomato and tartar sauce

*Served with Cajun Fries

We also serve a variety of soups, salads, appetizers and desserts.


1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20007
Daily 6:00pm-12:30am
Tel: (202) 337-4141
Fax: (202) 337-7946
Major credit cards accepted
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For the past five decades Blues Alley has proudly presented Yamaha grand pianos on our world-renowned stage.


We are a smoke-free establishment


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